I think of rowing as pulling backwards and oaring as pushing the oars forward. So I do both. "Row" backwards is almost "oar". If you squint and have a couple of beers.
Killing a guy from Portugal?Technically, when you are pushing on your oars, which is a weak maneuver, you are executing a portagee. As opposed to Pulling on your oars, which is a much stronger maneuver.